Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has authorised an "offer" to the South African Post Office (Sapo) to take over the payment of social grants.
In a late statement on Wednesday, Dlamini's department said it had agreed with recommendations from acting South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) chief executive Pearl Bengu after a closed procurement process.
"Sassa has given Sapo an offer and has given them a reasonable time to respond. This is also after due diligence was conducted on Sapo," the statement said.
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